How about a strawberry milk that uses FRESH strawberries and contains no extra mystery ingredients on the label that you can’t even pronounce?
Strawberry milk was my favorite milk flavor of choice as a kid. Not chocolate. No sir. Strawberry fan all the way.
If I could come home after school and open up that yellow container with the brown rabbit on the front (y’all know which one I’m talking about) and pour LOADS of the strawberry powder into a big glass of cold milk…stir it up….sip….*Ahhh….* Now THAT is childhood calling.
You don’t need that powdery mix or even the sugary syrup to enjoy strawberry milk at home. Nope.
All you need is fresh strawberries. Imagine that!
I give you a healthy homemade strawberry milk that is so simple to make. So simple! And with strawberry season at it’s peak right now, it’s the best time to get the optimum flavor freshness in this refreshing drink.
Summer in the South. We drink our beverages of choice from mason jars. The cute little purple striped straw is just getting a little fancy.
Homemade Healthy Strawberry Milk
Serves: About 5 cups
4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled.
4 Tbsp. stevia
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. butter extract
pinch of salt
3 cups milk*
*Note: I do not recommend almondmilk for this recipe. I tried it, and it doesn’t mix well–not like regular dairy milk does. Haven’t tried other types of milk yet.
Cut strawberry tops off and hull them. Hulling means you just cut out that center white part of the strawberry. It’s kinda bitter and taking it out will result in a sweeter batch of strawberries to place in your food processor or blender.
Like I said, place strawberries in blender or food processor along with the stevia, vanilla extract, butter extract, and pinch of salt.
Puree and blend the strawberry mixture until very smooth. This is what it should look like.
Then you simply add the strawberry puree to the milk and stir it up well. Refrigerate for about an hour before drinking to allow it to set. Yummy. Healthy. Easy. Done.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- This is a very low-sugar recipe. But definitely tastes sweet enough! Especially if you use sweeter, in-season strawberries.
- Consuming more strawberries (and berries in general) may help you burn off more store body fat. This is due to the anthocyanins in the strawberries that give them their red color.
- Strawberries also aid in reducing inflammation in yoru body and help boost short term memory.